Saturday, May 7, 2011

My first attempt at reupholstering.

I found these ugly but sturdy green barrel chairs at my local thrift store for $5 a piece. I purchased them with the hopes of finding slipcovers for them. Well the ones that I bought were to big and wasn't what I was looking for. So they sat for a while and in the mean time I found two wingback chairs that I had to have. I wanted to reupholster them but have never done it. So I did my research and decided to start with my small ugly green chairs. Well I have to say that the hardest part of this whole project was taking the old fabric off while keeping it in tact so that I could make patterns from them. Soooo many staples and my hands hurt for days after. I found the fabric that I used online after lots of searching for just the right one and off I went. After only stabbing myself twice (thumb and wrist) and lots of patience I came out with a brand new chair. I hope this inspires some people to try this because it was so worth it. Below is a run down of the total cost and the before and after pictures. Enjoy..

Chairs- $10
Fabric- 6 yards for $44
Batting- $12
Tac strips- $8
Buttons- $2.50










14 comments:

  1. Your chair caught my eye at MMS -- great job!

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  2. Awesome job!! Love the fabric choice! Your newest follower!

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  3. I am SO excited to try my hand at reupholstering and you did such a fantastic job - what a fun fabric choice too! :-)

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  4. Fabulous job on your first reupholstery job!

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  5. Haha...I remember my attempt at reupholstering a wonderful La Z Boy wingback recliner. It had a million staples also and I kept thinking "What did I get myself into!" I managed to finish and it didn't turn out half bad. Kept the chair for years after. Your fabric choice is absolutely delicious. Great job!

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  6. Oooooh!
    Great job--FABulous chair!
    Catherine

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  7. That does not even look like the same chair. Great fabric choice. It really compliments the lines of the chair. I'm with you on staple removal. Ugly job. But the chair looks fab and the hands do heal.

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  8. Awesome job!!!! Love the fabric!!

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  9. oh WOW, I'm totally coveting that chair!!! Great transformation! Would LOVE for you share this over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on Kammy's Korner: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/12/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-10.html

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  10. This seriously rocks! It was very average before (yeh, I'm being kind), but the after is gobsmackingly gorgeous! You'e done an amazing job. I'd love it you'd share this at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open: http://www.megandmums.com/2011/12/saturday-splendour-no-3_10.html
    Megan :)

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  11. gorgeous! love the fabric choice.... and can't wait to see what you do with the next set of chairs!!

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  12. What a transformation! It turned out amazing. Great job!

    -Jen
    www.ourdiydiaries.com

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  13. I love the colors..this is a stunning peice of ART!! Come check out my new chair at http://tripletasking.com/2011/12/13/chair-makeover-with-pillow/
    Karisa

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  14. featuring this AWESOME GORGEOUS CHAIR over on Kammy's Korner Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays!! You rock. I love it. Thanks so much for linkin' it up! (Should go live in about an hour and a half...)

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